Black on Campus: Recent Headlines in Higher Education 10/4 – 10/10
University of Alabama Homecoming Queen nominee Halle Lindsay, the first African American candidate for that post, was defeated after an election riddled with scandal.
(Source: The Odyssey Online)
At colleges and universities across the U.S., midterms are approaching, football is in full swing, and students are settling into the rhythm of the school year. Who were last week’s movers and shakers, what initiatives, achievements, and changes did early October bring?
- At the University of Alabama, it’s first African American candidate for homecoming queen was the object of active campaigning against her, spearheaded by members of her own sorority.
- The University of Maryland announced it will rename its Art-Sociology building for Parren Mitchell, the first African American student to take graduate classes at the institution. The newly-named building will join the Mitchell Building, already named for Parren’s brother, Clarence. This means both brothers will have buildings named for them, on the Maryland campus.
- With a victory over Oklahoma, the Texas Longhorns gave a much-needed victory and a whole lot of hope to Longhorns head coach Charlie Strong, the first African American to serve in that post.
- The University of Arkansas named Associate Professor of Political Science Pearl Dowe the Interim Director of African and African American Studies.
- The University of California-Berkeley was criticized by some for its $20 million push to attract Black students and faculty.
- The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization announced a partnership with HBCU Morgan State University, to increase access to hospice and palliative care for African American patients
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